On September 6-7, 2018, join Venture Smarter, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and more industry stakeholders for the Smart Agriculture and Rural Broadband SuperCluster Workshop hosted by Purdue University.
The workshop is designed for participants to learn about funding opportunities, discuss active projects, and actively participate in writing a blueprint document.
Presentations from participants around the US will provide glimpses into their projects, including challenges and noteworthy practices related to broadened internet access and internet of things related to agriculture and rural health. Attendees will represent government agencies, universities, private businesses, and rural broadband users. Program organizers anticipate presentations related to ongoing projects in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Oregon and California.
Smart technologies are helping ensure rural prosperity and will improve farming and ranching production, economic development, health outcomes, educational availability, and aging in place. The Smart Agriculture and Rural Broadband SuperCluster, GCTC -Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge, encourages collaboration on innovative ag tech projects and is developing a blueprint for other communities.